Re: RFS: xinput-calibrator
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM, Tias <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hmm, I don't know why quilt would have created that. However, the patches
> are incorporated in the new release, so the use of quilt is no longer
It would be dpkg-source that did that, not quilt. It does that when
you have changes to the upstream files that are not in a patch.
> Actually I think it is positives, projects on github have a far more
> descriptive README (and thus documentation) then many other (starting)
I noticed a way to workaround this the other day. Move the README that
is meant for github users to README.markdown and then create a new
README that can be installed in the package.
>> The upstream ChangeLog file should be named NEWS, ChangeLog is
>> supposed to be more like a VCS log. You can generate a ChangeLog at
>> tarball build time using git2cl in Makefile.am:
>> LC_ALL=C git log --pretty --numstat --summary $(VERSION) |
>> git2cl> $(distdir)/ChangeLog
> The changelog consists of all the changesets that went in the release,
> instead of all the individual changes.
> I see no point in copying the vcs history, that seems excessive and
> uninformative to me. I would prefer to keep the changelog in its current
The traditional format for ChangeLog was defined before cvs2cl and
other tools that export version control history. The traditional
contents for ChangeLog were basically like a VCS log and NEWS files
were for user-visible release notes. These days only folks from the
old days seem to adhere to the GNU coding standards documents for
these two files.
>> debian/copyright also misses the copyright/license
>> information for the icon.
> added CC-BY-SA 3.0 reference, or do I have to copy the entire 6 page legal
Until it is available in /usr/share/common-licenses/ you need to copy it.
>> debian/copyright does not document the other copyright holder.
> I don't understand this remark, I am the sole main copyright holder. Certain
> portions were contributed by other developer, hence their copyright is on
> those specific files too.
You are the sole main copyright holder but not the sole copyright
holder. debian/copyright should document all copyrights.